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Jul 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of national defense. >> michael: nsa surveillance has become a key issue in the ongoing role that has em-boldened libertarians and tea partiers alike. >> this strain of libertarianism that is going through both parties right now, and making big headlines, i think is a very dangerous thought. these intellectual debates, i want them to come to new jersey and sit across from the widows and orphans and have that conversation, and -- and they won't, because that's a much tougher conversation to have. >> michael: both parties? it's going through both parties? really. he joined king in calling out rand paul. he said his views put the country at risk of future terrorist attacks. to which paul responded . . . yes, heaven forbid senator paul that we waste time and money help those who lost everything in a natural disaster. i don't like to agree with any republicans, but in this case chris christie is definitely the lesser of these two evils. joining us from d.c. is friend of "the war room," friend of mine, bill press of current tv's own "full court press." great to have you here as always. >> good
Jul 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
's being unfairly treated. >> michael: what is his defense now? >> even if you don't agree with what bradley manning did he's facing up to two decades in jail no matter what the outcome of this trial is. his argument is that he never intended to aid any enemy. there is no evidence that he actually ever did. there are reports that the government made with the c.i.a. the state department, damage assessments, and they all concluded that wikileaks really didn't create much damage. it was embarrassing to the government but there was no harm. yet the government is going ahead with this draconian charge, and it will make it difficult for reporters to report on this information. >> michael: you say this trial has set a dangerous precedence for journalist. >> the aiding the enemy statute is potentially dangerous. all the experts agree this will have huge implications for future whistle blowers. a great example is bob woodward, america's most famous journalist--second. >> michael: good correction. >> he had a book that came out a few years ago and osama bin laden before he died recommended it
Jul 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to afford defense, maybe he should look at quit spending the pork barrel spending for kentucky. >> this may not end in 2016 when the g.o.p. decide who they should lose to hillary. richard french, the host of "public affairs show, richard french live in ryebrook, new york. richard, great to have you in the war room? >> thank you, michael. how are you doing? >> immigrate. what the do you make of all of this? is this a sneak preview of the primary dates we are liable to see in 2016? >> i know a few of the players within the christie campaign, and they were doing cartwheels when rand paul took the shot at him. i will tell you something for viewers in parts of the country outside of the northeast. chris christie is not to be underestimated. the registration rate in new jersey definitely skews left here. the democratic registration usually is about 5 to 10 points. he is going to win by 30 points going away in his race for re-election for governor, and it's for a lot of reasons. one is he comes across, whether you like him or not, with this air of authenticity and he will eat rand paul for lunch i
Jul 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to the defense appropriation bill specific the section that allows the federal government nearly unlimited access to phone records. the political wrangling over this vote started last night, when it looked like there might be enough bipartisan support to pass it. late last night, jay carney urged rejection of the amendment. his statement read . . . the statement prompted this tweet from represent amash . . . critics of the amendment worry that it was legitimize edward snowden at a time when the u.s. is still trying to get other countries to reject snowden's asylum request. today snowden's lawyer said he has applied for temporary asylum in russia and plans to stay there, quote, for now. snowden intended to study russian culture, find work and quote, somehow create a time for himself. joining us now from washington is peter fenn, democratic political strategist, and apparently a blueberry picker. peter welcome back into "the war room." >> thank you very much. nsa was watching me as i picked blueberries. >> michael: i'm sure they know. i'm sure they waiting for their bus
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